Thomson Airways (TCS Expeditions) B757-200(WL) G-OOBF makes a visit

G-OOBF

 (Thomson Airways B757-200(WL) G-OOBF resting at its parking bay for its stay in Adelaide) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Thomson Airways B757-200(WL) G-OOBF arrived ex. Tonga at 12.55hrs. After a 4 day stay in Adelaide the aircraft departed to Jakarta on 22/4/15 to Jakarta, Indonesia.

The aircraft is decked out in a all business class configuration operated by TCS expeditions. Adelaide was the 3rd stop in a 8 leg around the world flight.

This was the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide. This was the 2nd year in a row that this Around the World Charter has been to Adelaide

 

 

Singapore Airlines A330-300 9V-SSF (1st Visit)

Singapore Airlines A330-300 9V-SSF arrived at 07.45hrs from Singapore as ‘SQ279‘. The aircraft departed back to Singapore as ‘SQ278‘ at 09.30hrs.

This was SSF’s 1st visit to Adelaide since the aircraft was delivered on 1/4/15 and entered servic on 3/4/15.

Gulfstream 550 N989AR (1st Visit)

N989AR

(Wells Fargo Bank owned Gulfstream 550 N989AR parked up for the night at Adelaide Airport) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Wells Fargo Bank owned Gulfstream 550 N989AR arrived at 17.30hrs from Scone, NSW. The aircraft’s will night stop in Adelaide.
 This is the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide.

United States Air Force KC135R 58-0051 (1st Visit)

58-0051

(United States Air Force KC135R 58-0051 parked at Adelaide Airport for its stay) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

United States Air Force KC135R 58-0051 from the 137th ARW / 185th ARS Oklahoma ANG based at Tinker AFB arrived direct from Honolulu, Hickam Field AS ‘Reach 243‘ at 15.55hrs.

This is the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide. This is also the 1st visits of a United States Air Force since B757 which had Hilary Clinton on board made a visit back in November 2013.

Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-VUP (1st visit)

VH-VUP

(Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-VUP Taxiing to the bay on its 1st visit to Adelaide) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

 Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-VUP arrived from Brisbane as ‘VA1398′ at 18.05hrs. The aircraft night stopped in Adelaide and departed the following morning to Coolanagtta as ‘VA1447′ at 08.30hrs.

This was VUP’s 1st ever visit to Adelaide. The aircraft was originally delivered as VUP, but never entered Australian service, It was then transferred to Pacific Blue New Zealand and registered ZK-PBK.

Virgin Australia (knee Virgin Samoa) B737-800 VH-VOR (1st Visit)

VH-VOR

(Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-VOR arriving on Rwy.23 as ‘VA436′ from Sydney on its 2nd visit to Adelaide) Photo By Stefan P (Copyright 2015)


Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-VOR arrived ex. Brisbane at 09.05hrs operating ‘VA1384′. The aircraft departed back to Brisbane at 10.15hrs as ‘VA1393′.

 This is VOR’s 1st visit to Adelaide. The aircraft still wears its ‘Virgin Samoa’ titles, which the aircraft wore during its time as ZK-PBF. It is not known how long the titles will be on the aircraft.

Jet Aviation Business Jets, Ltd. Gulfstream 650 VP-CKB (1st visit & 1st G650 to visit Adelaide)

VP-CKB

(Jet Aviation Business Jets, Ltd. Gulfstream 650 VP-CKB shortly after its arrival into Adelaide) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Jet Aviation Business Jets, Ltd. Gulfstream 650 VP-CKB arrived from Coolangatta at 20.50hrs. The aircraft night stopped in Adelaide before departing at 17.30hrs departing to the North of Australia.

This aircraft put itself into Adelaide Airport history, being the 1st Gulfstream 650 to ever visit Adelaide.

Challenger 350 N501BZ makes a quick visit (1st visit)

IMG_7826(Challenger 350 Demonstrator N501BZ taxiing for departure at Adelaide Airport) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Challenger 350 Demonstrator N501BZ arrived at 14.30hrs from Essendon. The aircraft departed to Mount Gambier at 180.30hrs.

This was the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide. It was also the 1st visit of a Challenger 350 to Adelaide.

Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-VUO (1st re-visit to Adelaide)

VH-VUO

(Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-VUO  taxiing tot he bay after arriving as ‘VA402′) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-VUO arrived ex. Sydney at 08.00hrs operating ‘VA402′. The aircraft departed back to Sydney at 09.05hrs as ‘Va413′.

This is VUO’s 1st visit to Adelaide in Virgin Australia livery. This aircraft last visited Adelaide in 2008 when it was delivered to Virgin Blue wearing Pacific Blue livery. It was then transferred to Pacific Blue in New Zealand and flew as ZK-PBM. On 5/2/15 the aircraft was transferred back onto the Australian register and has begun domestic operations with Virgin Australia.

Cessna Citation 680 N338TM makes a visit (1st visit)

Cessna Citation 680 N338TM arrived ex. Sydney at 13.40hrs. The aircraft overnighted in Adelaide before departing back to Sydney at 15.05hrs.

This is the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide.